The Children’s/Young Adult Book Authors Committee supports writers and librarians whose books have been banned or challenged. We are eager to receive information about these actions so that we can respond to them promptly.

Our committee also has monthly meetings which include passionate give-and-take conversations about topics that affect writers of children’s literature. Recently, a discussion about what constitutes “truth” in picture books, fiction, nonfiction, and memoir has led to a plan for a mini panel in early spring.

Truth, often in the eye of the beholder, takes many forms. We will explore the notion of “truth” as writers for young people. We welcome all to our monthly meetings.